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Condenser Fan Motor Does Not Run

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Condenser fan motor does not run are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Condenser fan motor does not run

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Cause 1Run Capacitor

If the run capacitor is defective, the fan motor might be noisy, overheat, or not run at all. To determine if the run capacitor has failed, inspect the capacitor. If the run capacitor is bulging or leaking, replace it.

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Cause 2Capacitor

If the capacitor is defective, the fan motor might be noisy, overheat, or not run at all. To determine if the capacitor has failed, inspect the capacitor. If the capacitor is bulging or leaking, replace it.

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Cause 3Condenser Fan Motor

To determine if the condenser motor is working, use a multimeter to test the incoming voltage to the motor. If the condenser fan motor is receiving the correct voltage but the motor still won’t run, inspect the capacitor to ensure that it is not at fault. If the capacitor is not bulging or leaking, replace the condenser fan motor.

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